Hispines of the World

 

Octuroplata Uhmann 1940e: 143

 

Synonomys

 

Octuroplata Uhmann 1937f: 454 Nomen nudum.

Type Species

 

Uroplata octopustulata Baly.

Diagnosis

 

Octuroplata can be distinguished by the following combination of characters:

  • the lateral margins of the pronotum and the elytra without long, stiff spines
  • the head without a frontal horn, frons not projecting, vertex without sulcus
  • the pronotum with a seta in each anterior angle
  • the apex of the elytra without a tooth-like projection
  • the elytra with 8 rows of punctures for entire length plus short scutellar row, with 3 regular costae
  • the antennae thickened at apex, not clavate, with 8-antennomeres, last antennomere pointed at apex
  • the prosternum does not expand anteriorly to partly cover the mouth

Description

 

Head: oblong, rounded anteriorly; vertex without sulci; interocular impression present which becomes keel anteriorly; eye slightly prominent; clypeus smooth, flat; frons not projecting.

Antenna: with 8‑antennomeres; apical antennomere pointed.

Pronotum: transverse; laterally rounded; punctate.

Scutellum: oblong.

Elytron: with 8 rows of punctures plus scutellar row; tricostate (1, 2, 4) in anterior center, becomes 2 lines of sunken punctures and vestige of costa 3 on apical ½.

Leg: short; tarsal claws with tooth at base.

Distribution

 

Argentina, Brazil, French Guiana, Paraguay.

World Fauna

 

Described species: 7 (Staines 2012). Key: none.

Hosts

 

Senna (Fabaceae); Myrsine (Myrsinaceae); Eugenia (Myrtaceae); Ouratea (Ochnaceae); Bambusa (Poaceae).

References

 

Staines, C. L. 2012. Tribe Chalepini. Catalog of the hispines of the world (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae). http://entomology.si.edu/Collections_Coleoptera.html

Uhmann, E. 1937f. Amerikanische Hispinen aus dem Zoologischen Museum der Universität Berlin. VI. Teil. Die Gattung Uroplata Chap. 68. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Hispinen (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Festschrift zum 60. Geburtstage von Professor Dr. Embrik Strand 3:451‑467.

Uhmann, E. 1940e. Die Genotypen der von mir aufgestellten Hispinen-Gattung. 88. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Hispinen (Col. Chrys.). Entomologisk Tidskrift 61:143-144.

 

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